Stay Home and Stay Safe
The COVID-19 pandemic is an extraordinary event that requires the involvement of every member of the community to help combat it. The best action to take is to:
The advice comes with obvious challenges, including financial, education, social, mental health, and more. On this page includes some resources to help residents & businesses navigate these uncertain times. The resources on this page are meant to be a quick way to access trustworthy sources of information. Please follow this advice about limiting your time viewing potentially anxiety-provoking news:
It’s important to stay informed with facts from reputable sources, but it’s important not to overwhelm yourself with anxiety-provoking news. Set a limit to your media consumption if it is causing you increased anxiety and worry. For a great resource, check out the Coping with Stress infographic from the WHO (World Health Organization). - Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health Unit
Town Hall Status
As of January 4, 2021, Town Hall is open to the public by appointment only. Appointments can be made by contacting staff by phone or email. The MIC (Mono Internet Centre) can still be booked. All MIC bookings must be made in advance.
Before your appointment at Town Hall, you must check in before you come in by filling out the Town's online self-assessment form. You can access the form online by going to checkin.townofmono.com.
Province's COVID-19 Response Framework
The Province of Ontario has created five separate levels of response to be applied to regions based on the status of COVID-19. The five levels are
You can find what the level of response your area is on on the Province of Ontario's COVID-19 response framework page.
As of Saturday, December 26, 2020 at 12:01 am, Ontario is in a provincewide shutdown. Our part of the province will remain shutdown to Saturday, January 23, 2021. As a result of the shutdown, the current COVID-19 Response Framework has been paused. The impacts of the shutdown measures will be evaluated and a determination will be made if it is safe to lift any of the shutdown restrictions or if they need to be extended.
Town of Mono Council Continues with Public Question Period
On March 31, 2020, Town of Mono held its first virtual council meeting. Council will continue to meet virtually for the health and safety of residents, staff, and council members. The meetings can be viewed live or after the meeting online. Public Question Period returned during the council meeting on April 14, 2020. You can submit a question to council by filling out an online form. Alernatively, you can register to join a virtual Council meeting. While Town Hall is still closed, joining a Council meeting is done over the internet.
Town of Mono - Declaration of Emergency & Services
The Town of Mono has Declared an Emergency in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act on March 31, 2020. Appropriate safeguards are in place to ensure the continuation of critical services, including municipal drinking water and Town roads. The Town is continuing to provide services that can be done remotely during regular business hours. Staff are still available by phone and the Town continues to monitor its social media, email, and website submissions.
There Are No Fire Bans in Effect
While there are no fire bans in effect in Mono, there was a sign on the fire hall at Airport Road and Highway 9 about a fire ban. The sign was referencing the fire ban in Caledon, not Mono. Also, Mono is outside of Ontario's Fire Region and is not affected Fire Zone Restriction.
Playgrounds in Mono are open as of July 21, 2020 after being closed since March 20, 2020. The park amentities and playground equipment are not sanitized. Reopening playgrounds is a part of the Government of Ontario's Framework for Reopening our Province: Stage 3.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has recommended taking the following precautions when using playgrounds:
- If the playground is busy, wait for other families to leave before using the playground or surfaces
- Anyone using the playground should wash their hands before and after playing
- Consider wearing masks and staying 2 metres away from those not in your social bubble
Dufferin County Services
While the County facilities are closed to the public, County staff are at full capacity with some working remotely and some on-site. View more information and see a list of changes to Dufferin County's services.
- The Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDG Public Health) has prepared an information webpage on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- WDG Public Health has a COVID-19 Status Report page that includes the number of confirmed cases in WDG, resolved cases, fatal cases, how the cases are being acquired, and the current patient status.
- Headwaters Health Care Centre's COVID-19 page, includes information on the Headwaters Health Care Centre's assessment centre, updates, donation information, entrance & visitor access information
- Government of Ontario's COVID-19 page, includes a self-assessment tool, how to stop the spread, status of cases in Ontario, and more.
- Government of Canada's COVID-19 page, includes a self-assessment tool, updates on the current situation, financial and economic support information, and a list of printable resources & downloads
- Government of Canada's COVID-19 mobile app, the app provides the latest updates, includes trusted resources, and lets you self-assess your symptoms. If you do not want to download the mobile app, there is an online version
- Government of Canada's COVID-19 Outbreak Update
- Epidemiological summary of COVID-19 cases in Canada - the page provides a visual of how the number of cases is represented as a curve, the demographics of the cases, and provincial & territorial reporting
- Canadian Medial Association - COVID-19 Question and Answers (added to this page on April 29, 2020)
What to Do If You Are Experiencing Symptoms
- Use the Ontario government's self-assessment tool
- Contact your primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
- If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms that are cause for an emergency, call 911 immediately.
Economic & Financial Support
Current Situation in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph
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Current Situation in Canada
Connect with reliable and trustworthy information outlets on social media to get the latest updates.
For the best results, review each of the accounts to see what information is posted and what is most relevant to you. Did you know that you can sign up for notifications from specific Twitter accounts to go right to your computer or mobile device / smartwatch?
You may need to adjust your notification settings to ensure posts from these pages will be shown in your news feed.
Press & Media
Members of the press and media can visit our press centre for press releases and media contacts.
The virus's impact on the community has been significant. We want to hear stories from the community (residents & businesses) about challenges you are facing, community members or businesses making a difference, and any helpful resources you have found. During these times, there tends to be ample negative or news that may cause concern. It is necessary to share these for informational purposes. If there are any positive stories, please do not hesitate to share to highlight the good news that may be overlooked.